Category Archives: Cognos Express
This blog shows the steps needed to establish an ODBO connection in order to transfer data between 2 cubes in different server instances.
The new visualisation engine from IBM (RAVE) looks amazing and within this article we will show you how to access the charts and use them within report studio. Note that they can be used in traditional reporting and active reports. First step is to go to Analytics Zone. This is an IBM site where you can download all the new visualisation charts, plus Cognos Insight, demos and much more.
I’m pleased to announce that TM1 Tutorials.com has had a complete rebuild and today we have launched the new site, just in time for IBM Information On Demand (IOD). Please head on over to the new and improved TM1 Tutorials.com and see for yourself what all the fuss is about! You can also track our progress at IOD by following @TM1Tutorials on twitter. The new TM1 Tutorials website is now … Continue Reading
IBM Cognos Express 10.2.1 is out. Here is a list of what is new: 1. The first notable change is that Cognos Express is on the same version with Cognos Enterprise. This means that integrated under the hood you will find: Cognos BI version 10.2.1.1, TM1 version 10.2 and Cognos insight 10.2.1. This also means all the bug fixes and improvements and new features introduced in the enterprise platforms are … Continue Reading
When I started this site as a freelancer I was happy to cater to the need for non biased technical resources which solve real world problems. Back in Jul 2012 I joined InfoCube Consulting (Australia) as Director and Principal Consultant with the intention of creating something bigger than myself. I’m happy to say that now we are a team of over 10 expert consultants and we are growing quickly. So… … Continue Reading
In TM1, 10.2, a new feature has been added to enable the change of workflow state of a node to trigger TI processes. A preset TI process can be triggered immediate before and immediate after the workflow action. This feature can be quite useful in a lot of ways, for example, if you have a separate BI report cube setup, when a node is submitted, TI process can be triggered … Continue Reading
In TM1 10.2, a new feature has been added to allow users to perform application maintenance using command line, or in a batch file. The main purpose of this utility is to automate some of the application maintenance, using a combination of standard TI processes and TI processes that execute commands available in this utility. Also, chores can be setup to execute these periodically, such as overnight application maintenance. This … Continue Reading
Almost all TM1/Cognos Express applications will require a time dimension, and creating a time dimension has never been easier, with Time Dimension Tool provided in performance modeller. Here are a few simple steps:
Business requirements for reporting and planning are likely to change over time, and in some cases, changes can happen quite regularly and rapidly. So, the cube structures that was implemented initially will likely need changing, such as adding a new dimension to existing cubes for enhanced analysis and/or planning. In the past, adding a dimension to an existing cube directly would not be possible. Unless creating a new cube with … Continue Reading